Updated NBA Championship Futures as Playoffs Get Underway

The NBA playoffs are underway as 16 teams are playing in the conference quarterfinals. That means odds makers are constantly updating their NBA Championship futures and releasing their futures each Monday.

This week after just one game played in the division series, odds makes made some adjustments to the championship odds.

The Los Angeles Clippers were underdogs against the San Antonio Spurs when their series opened this past weekend, despite holding the home court advantage.

However, the Clippers had their odds shortened to 8 to 1 from 14 to 1 to win the NBA title after they defeated San Antonio in Game 1 of the series Sunday night.

At the same time, the futures price for the Spurs moved the other way doubling to 8 to 1 from 4 to 1.

Memphis another Western Conference team on Sunday routed the Portland Trail Blazers and their futures price was subsequently shortened to 20 to 1 from their previous 25 to 1, while the Trail Blazers price went to 100 to 1 from 50 to 1.

The Golden State Warriors have now passed the Cleveland Cavaliers as the odds on favorite to win the NBA title. The Warriors have a 2-0 series lead over the New Orleans Pelicans after defeating the Pelicans in Game 2 on Monday night.

The Warriors showed they could play defense in the first two games of the series by holding the Pelicans on Monday night with high scoring Anthony Davis to just 87 points thanks to Draymond Green. Golden State is now 7 to 4 to win the NBA title moving from last week’s 5 to 2.

The Cavaliers lead their series with the Boston Celtics 1-0 and will play Game 2 on Tuesday. Cleveland’s odds to win the title are now 12 to 5 after being 9 to 4 last week. Atlanta was victorious in its Game 1 against Brooklyn and moved from 12 to 1 to 10 to 1.

SPURS 8 to 1
HAWKS 10 to 1
BULLS 14 to 1
ROCKETS 14 to 1
WIZARDS 60 to 1
RAPTORS 80 to 1
BLAZERS 100 to 1
MAVERICKS 100 to 1
PELICANS 300 to 1
NETS 500 to 1
CELTICS 500 to 1
BUCKS 500 to 1